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Opinion: On the Gene Patent Debate

By | March 7, 2012

Two key patent cases that no doubt will impact the future of personalized medicine are pending review by the US Supreme Court. What will the Court decide?


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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.


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Opinion: A Big Pharma Biotech Fund

By | March 5, 2012

Pharmaceutical companies should deploy cash to fund struggling biotech companies, which could generate much needed new drugs.


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Opinion: Good, But Not Good Enough

By | February 22, 2012

Funding only outstanding researchers is increasing the gap between good and great labs and forcing some out of science in search of a bigger paycheck.


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News from AAAS

By | February 20, 2012

A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.


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Next Generation: Rockets for the Gut

By | February 14, 2012

Researchers develop a tiny device that motors around the stomach, fueled by its acidic environment.


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Fasting Heightens Chemotherapy Benefits

By | February 8, 2012

Starvation paired with cancer drugs slowed or stopped unchecked cell growth in yeast and mouse models of cancer, outpacing or matching the isolated effects of chemo.


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Cancer’s First Step

By | February 8, 2012

A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.


image: Opinion: No Objections to Nano?

Opinion: No Objections to Nano?

By | February 3, 2012

While biotechnology has met with mixed public reactions, to date nanotechnology seems to invoke much less public concern.


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